*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
“WITH THIS CLICK I THEE WED”
REAL WORLD COUPLE TO BE MARRIED IN ONLINE VIRTUAL WORLD
WITNESSED BY THOUSANDS OF VIDEO GAME ENTHUSIASTS, ONLY IN LAS VEGAS
Players of the Online Game EverQuest® II Share Their Love for Gaming and Each Other as SOE Hosts Simultaneous Live and In-Game Wedding Ceremony at Fan Faire Convention
The SOE Fan Faire is a unique social event in which players of SOE’s most popular titles congregate to meet their online, game-playing peers. Adding to the festivities, this year’s Fan Faire will host the first-ever live and virtual wedding ceremony for two attendees who are avid players of the top-selling SOE title EverQuest II. During the ceremony, the couple will simultaneously exchange live and virtual vows through their EverQuest II avatars at computers perched on the altar. Costume clad and officiated by a pastor, this wedding will be broadcast on huge screens and will be witnessed by thousands of video game enthusiasts during the event’s Grand Banquet. In addition to the wedding and continuing the Fan Faire tradition, this year’s event boasts a plethora of game-themed live events including tournaments, contests, live quests, a variety of panel discussions and tons of great gaming related prizes. Attendees will also have the exclusive opportunity to preview upcoming titles and features from SOE.
• First ever live wedding ceremony held concurrently with a virtual ceremony for two Fan Faire attendees.
• SOE Player“Hall of Fame” inductions and ceremony.
• Costume contests for fans clad in exotic character apparel inspired by SOE’s games.
• The opportunity for over a thousand fans from all over the world to meet the developers of their favorite SOE MMO’s and their online friends in Las Vegas.
• Silent Auctions for game-related memorabilia.
• How-To forums including a special workshop for game enthusiasts interested in breaking into the industry.
• Real-life quests and wild scavenger hunts along the Las Vegas strip.
Fan Faire is August 2-5, 2007. The wedding ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 4th at 9pm PST.
The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online gaming industry, will host an event in Las Vegas for fans of its massive multiplayer online (MMO) gaming lineup including the hit titles EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, EverQuest® Online Adventures and PlanetSide®. This year's Fan Faire will also feature MMO fan favorites Vanguard: Saga of Heroes®, Star Wars Galaxies™ and The Matrix Online for the first time. Fan Faire 2007 will unite gamers from around the world including the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, France, Italy and Australia.
For more information and to register visit: http://events.station.sony.com/fanfaire
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.